Family sets up GoFundMe fundraiser for TD Garden employees

By WEEI 93.7

With both the Bruins and Celtics on hiatus during the NHL and NBA suspensions because of the coronavirus pandemic, some concerned fans have found a way to support employees of TD Garden that will be out of work with no games being played.

Gunnar, Lola, Meghan and Jon Larson have started a GoFundMe fundraiser for those employees, and already it has received donations not just from other fans but also Bruins Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Tuukka Rask and others.

The Larson family wrote:

COVID-19 precautions have led to pauses in NHL, NBA and Garden event activity.  Hundreds of loyal TD Garden workers will lose considerable and critical income during the suspension of events.  Bruins and Celtics fans should step up and help these families fill the void caused by this terrible health crisis.  We should come together as a community to demonstrate our strength, mutual loyalty and commitment.
Many owners of teams in both the NHL and NBA have stepped up to say their employees will be paid at this difficult time. Some have decided to not to pay employees:

Mark Chipman says the 1,200 part-time workers at Bell MTS Place "work when we work" and they won't get paid in the interim. Re-scheduled events means the work will eventually come. Cancelled would mean it doesn't.

— Mike McIntyre (@mikemcintyrewpg) March 12, 2020

Brutal: The Calgary Flames inform hourly employees they WON’T be paid during shut down -

— Dean Blundell (@ItsDeanBlundell) March 14, 2020

So far there was been no public statement from the Jacobs family, owner of the Bruins and TD Garden.

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